Oatmeal is great for breakfast, but not every morning.
Sometimes we have to change things up a bit. That is why I decided to share this recipe of vegan millet breakfast porridge.
This recipe will not only enlarge your breakfast ideas but also will give you different types of nutrients that your body needs because it is well known that we have to eat diversified.
I love this recipe because millet is a seed that goes well with everything:
- Fruits (fresh and dried).
- Cacao/carob powder.
- Coconut flakes.
- Peanut butter or other kinds of butter.
- Syrups or honey.
The fact that you can top the millet porridge with so many options will help you to get even more nutrients out of your breakfast.
So, be creative and change things up every morning.
What is millet?
Millet is a seed. It can be enjoyed in so many forms: sweet, sour, as a side dish, in bread, in baking, in salads, and probably in a bunch of different ways.
It is quite cheap, and it expands a lot when boiling (3 to 4 times).
So, really, for 1 person, 1/3 cup of millet is enough.
In its natural form, this seed is gluten-free. So, if gluten-free, check for the label to see if the millet seeds that you buy are gluten-free.
Read about the health benefits of millet here.
For how long does the millet cook?
The millet cooks for about 30 minutes. You need to add enough water, so it does not stick to the pot. The ratio of millet/water is about 1 cup millet and 4 cups of water.
However, I find it easier and healthier to soak the millet overnight. Doing so, you will have to cook the millet for only 20 minutes and the amount of water will decrease to about 1 cup millet – 3 cups water.
The soaking boosts the number of nutrients and reduces components that cause gas. And it takes only 1 minute in the evening to soak it.
I think it really worth it!
Meal prep your vegan millet porridge
I understand that you may not have time in the morning to cook the millet.
An alternative would be to meal prep the millet porridge the day before or whenever you are free.
All you need to do is to boil the wanted quantity of millet (ratio 1 c millet/ 4 c liquid), let it cook, and then store it in the fridge for up to 4 days.
I recommend adding as liquid haft water and half plant-based milk. Or, you can add more milk than water if you want your porridge to be creamier.
In the morning, add your favorite toppings, maybe a little bit of hot plant-based milk, and enjoy!
Ingredients for the vegan millet porridge
- Plant-based milk of choice
- +your desired toppings
How to make the millet porridge?
- Into a pan on high heat, add the millet along with the plant-based milk and water.
- Bring to boil and reduce the heat to medium and cover with a lid. Stir every 5 minutes or so.
- After about 20 minutes, add a mashed banana and cook for 10 more minutes.
- Add your toppings, a bit more plant-based milk, and enjoy!
Cook the millet for about 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
At about 20 minutes, add 1 mashed banana.
This is how the cooked millet should look like.
If it tastes partly raw, cook for a bit longer.
Millet breakfast porridge
- 2/3 cups millet
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 1 1/3 cups plant-based milk (I used soy milk, but any plant-based milk works fine)
- 1 banana (mashed)
- 1/2 cups favorite toppings (fruits, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, carob, coconut flakes)
- (Optional) Soak the millet overnight. This will reduce the cooking time to around 15-20 minutes. Add less liquid when boiling if you soaked the millet (1 cup each of water and plant-based milk)
- In a pot, add the millet, water, milk, and cook, stirring constantly.
- After 15 minutes, add the mashed banana. Cook for 10-25 more minutes on medium heat.
- Transfer into plates and top with what you wish.
- As for toppings, I love adding kiwi, banana, carob and I pour some more soy milk to make the dish moister.
- Meal prep this dish if you don't have time in the morning to cook the millet.
Vegan millet breakfast porridge
Protein: 10% of your daily dose
Net Carbs: 25% of your daily dose
Fat: 7% of your daily dose
Fiber: 35% of your daily dose
Iron: 16% of your daily dose
Calcium: 21% of your daily dose
Vitamin A: 17% of your daily dose
Vitamin C: 8% of your daily dose
Folate: 21% of your daily dose
Potassium: 20% of your daily dose
*please note that these numbers are estimated
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